Puakea Golf Course is set on sugar cane fields at the base of the powerful and towering Mount Haupu. The course plays through deep ravines, crosses mountain-fed streams, reveals views of the Pacific Ocean, and even plays along one of the epic locations for the filming of the blockbuster movie Jurassic Park.
“Puakea Golf Course is one of the high value golf gems on Kauai, with its natural beauty, great golf holes, casual charm and friendly Aloha vibe it’s a great place to play”
Crafted by the late Robin Nelson, Puakea Golf Course originally only opened as a 10 hole course due to the destruction of Hurricane Iniki. This is why Puakea has the unique distinction of being named one of America’s “Best Nine-Hole Courses” by Sports Illustrated, but this also indicates just how good many of the holes are. In 2002, Mr. Nelson finished the final eight holes and the current 18-hole layout opened in July, 2003 and its excellent!